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Pacific Electric Magazine for December 10, 1927
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Pacific Electric Railway 1100 Class Passenger Coach By K. W. HamiltonRod Crossley Photo. Property of the / MLPSI. Photographer: E. Rod Crosley. Date: c.1950 Location: Unknown, perhaps 8th Street or Butte Street yards, Los Angeles, California. Railroad: Pacific Electric Railway Engine#: PE 1653 Image notes: Scanned from the original negative. Caption: This never before published photograph by the late E. Rod Crosley documents the usage of smaller diesel electric locomotives by the Pacific Electric Railway. Here PE 1653 is handling a AT&SF / SFRD ice refrigerator car at an unrecorded location, perhaps Butte Street or 8th Street yards in Los Angeles, California.PE 1653 diesel electric locomotive was manufactured by General Electric and was part of a five unit order. It is a 44-ton diesel electric locomotive that produced 380 horsepower with two pairs of Caterpillar D-17000 diesel engines used in pairs. It's maximum speed was only 35 MPH. PE 1653 was part of a second order of 44-ton locomotives from GE that arrived in 1944 from the General Electric plant in Erie Pennsylvania. Note the trolley pole is not in use because it is not needed with in the yard limits to activate signals and crossing devices. Reference: Interurban Specials #37, page 656. Steve Crise Scan 2017. 310 963 9265.